Jonathan Barr

associate

Jonathan W. Barr is an Associate with Lytle Soulé & Felty. He is a litigation attorney who practices both civil and criminal law. Mr. Barr’s civil practice is focused on general and complex litigation with an emphasis on personal injury, negligence claims, consumer law, professional liability, insurance defense, business disputes, and contract disputes. His criminal practice is focused on representing criminal defendants in state and municipal court, including the representation of clients in an administrative setting whose conduct is potentially criminal in nature (i.e. Title IX, Student Conduct, state agencies, employee/employer disputes, etc.).

Mr. Barr’s prior experience includes representing Oklahoma hospitals and doctors, in civil and administrative matters. He has represented clients in complex civil litigation, specifically medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, hospital negligence, premise liability, and professional liability. Mr. Barr has also represented police officers and labor unions throughout Oklahoma in use-of-force investigations, internal investigations, and labor disputes (including negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements).  Mr. Barr has successfully represented targets of criminal investigations conducted by local police departments, The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resulting in criminal clearances for his clients or resolution of charges through plea negotiations. 

accomplishments

  • Secured directed verdict and defense verdict for physician client involved in multi-million-dollar medical malpractice litigation.
  • Arbitrated collective bargaining agreement resulting in arbitrator’s ruling clarifying disputed language in favor of the client.  
  • Negotiated deferred prosecution agreement on behalf of client facing multiple felony charges. 

BACKGROUND

  • University of Oklahoma (B.A., Political Science, 2011)
  • University of Oklahoma (M. Ed., Masters of Adult Education with an Emphasis on Intercollegiate Athletics Administration, 2013)
  • University of Oklahoma (J.D., 2016)

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • State of Oklahoma (2016)
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (2022)
  • United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma (2022)
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma (2022)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Cleveland County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association